Plant and Process Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Klein

  • Process design
  • Equipment design methods
  • Modelling and thermodynamic property data

Biochemical Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Weuster-Botz

  • Microbial bioprocess engineering and industrial biotechnology
  • Biocatalysis and fermentation
  • Bioprocess integration

Electrical Energy Storage Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jossen

  • Battery models
  • Battery system technology
  • Multicellular battery systems
  • Storage for renewable energy
  • Storage for renewable energy
  • Storage for electric mobility

Power Transmission Systems

Prof. Dr. Reinaldo Tonkoski

  • Power transmission and distribution at all network levels
  • Network integration of renewable energies
  • Simulation of electrical power supply networks

Energy Management Technologies

Prof. Dr. Christoph Goebel

  • Energy management systems
  • Data-driven control and optimization of energy systems
  • Machine learning in energy management
  • Smart grids
  • Sector coupling

Energy Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Spliethoff

  • Systems studies
  • Combustion and gasification of solid fuels
  • Steam cycles

Energy Conversion Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Georg Herzog

  • Highly available electric drives in mobile applications 
  • Fault-tolerant actuators
  • Multilevel inverters
  • Loss mechanisms in soft magnetic materials
  • Energy and power management

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hamacher

  • Urban energy systems
  • Integration of renewable energy into the power grid
  • Innovative nuclear systems (including fusion)
  • Methods and fundamentals of energy models

High-Power Converter Systems

Prof. ETH Zürich Marcelo Lobo Heldwein

  • Modeling and design of components employed in power converters
  • New electronic power conversion concepts
  • Design and optimization of high-power converters
  • Novel control strategies for power converters - Modeling (steady state, dynamic and simulation) of high-power converters and applications
  • Encoderless control of electrical drives
  • Modern control strategies for electrical drives
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop Systems
  • Renewable energy systems (mainly photovoltaics and wind energy)

High Voltage Engineering and Switchgear Technology


  • High voltage technology with a focus on equipment
  • Investigation and characterization of alternative insulating gases
  • Understanding and further development of materials
    and concepts for insulation systems for cable based power transmission

Nuclear Technology

Prof. Rafael Macian-Juan, Ph.D.

  • Nuclear reactor safety
  • Thermal-hydraulic and neutronic analysis of nuclear systems
  • Radiation transport

Bioseparation Engineering

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sonja Berensmeier

  • Selective separation of biomolecules
  • Downstream processing
  • Magnetic separation

Systems Biotechnology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kremling

  • Mathematical modelling of cellular systems
  • Model analysis and parameter identification
  • Model-based experimental design

Wind Energy

Prof. Dr. Carlo L. Bottasso

  • Wind energy system design, modeling and control
  • Computational mechanics and simulation technology
  • Numerical and experimental aeroelasticity